FAB 2019 Guest Speaker Announcement: Sir John Dunford

We are delighted to announce Sir John Dunford will be speaking at the Federation of Awarding Bodies conference, which is taking place in Leicester on 10 and 11 October. 

John was chair of the Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice in 2018-19. Prior to that he was a teacher of mathematics, head of a secondary comprehensive school in Durham (1982-98), general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (1998-2010) and National Pupil Premium Champion (2013-15). He has written extensively on national education policy over the last 25 years.

REDUCING MALPRACTICE IN EXAMS AND ASSESSMENTS: THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

In this brief presentation, the chair of the Independent Commission will outline the main recommendations for awarding bodies of vocational qualifications. Malpractice in centre-based assessment and in written examinations will be outlined, with technology increasingly being abused for malpractice and used to combat it.

John will also be presenting a seminar titled:

A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO REDUCING MALPRACTICE

In this seminar, the Independent Commission recommendations will be discussed in more detail than in the main session, with opportunities for awarding body representatives to exchange good practice in preventing malpractice by both staff and candidates. The ethical context in which the report was set was the basis for many of the recommendations, with responsibility shared between awarding bodies and heads of centre. Good communications between awarding bodies and centres are key to preventing malpractice.

Come along to FAB 2019 to hear the latest from industry experts, find out what the future holds and have valuable time away from the office to take stock and discuss the issues and implications with your peers.

You can view our working agenda here.